A major in history consists of at least 30 credit hours in history with a grade of C- or better in each course, and with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in history courses. These credit hours may include history courses taken for general distribution requirements, and must include at least 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above, of which at least 6 credit hours must be taken in the form of 500-level seminars. (HIS 599 does not count). All courses for majors will be selected by students in consultation with advisors designated by the department.

Credit hours from other institutions may be counted toward the major or minor, and to general distribution requirements as appropriate, but departmental approval is required in each case. Students who complete the Advanced Placement course in either United States or European history and pass the examination with a grade of 4 or 5 may receive credit in the appropriate history courses. Students who complete the International Baccalaureate program and pass the higher level history examination with a grade of 6 or higher will receive 3 credit hours in the appropriate entry-level history course. (However, in some cases students will only receive elective credit hours).  At least 18 credit hours of the major and at least 9 credit hours of the minor must be completed at the University of Miami.

The department offers a variety of study abroad options with credit toward the major or minor.

Curriculum Requirements

HIS 3XX Level or Higher12
HIS 500 Level Seminars 16
HIS Courses at any Level12
Other Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 113Finite Mathematics3
Foreign Language Requirement9
Minor Requirement (Non-History)15
Natural Science Course3
People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Electives36
Total Credit Hours120
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HIS 599 does not count toward the 6 hours of required 500 level seminars.

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A grade of C- or better and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 are required for all history courses.

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 All courses for majors will be selected by students in consultation with advisors designated by the department.

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
HIS 100 or 200 level Course 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Language Course 3
Natural Science Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
HIS 100 or 200 Level Course 3
Language Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Two
Fall
HIS 100 or 200 Level Course 3
HIS 300 Level Course 3
Language Course 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
HIS 300 Level Course 3
HIS 300 Level Course 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
HIS 300 Level Course 3
Minor Course (Non-History) 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
HIS 500 Level Course 3
Minor Course (Non-History) 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
HIS 500 Level Course 3
Minor Course (Non-History) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective e
 Credit Hours12
Spring
HIS 300 Level Course 3
Minor Course (Non-History) 3
Minor Course (Non-History) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours120